2018 JJA Jazz Awards Nominations Begin

Nomination ballots for the 23rd Annual Jazz Journalists Association Awards are in the "mail" and Professional Journalist members of the JJA will soon be posting their picks for 2018 awards in 39 categories of jazz music, recording, media and journalism.

Those who are nominated by the most members in each category will become finalists. The finalists ballot will be posted for members' voting and viewing by the general public in mid-April. Awards winners will be announced online at the JJA Jazz Awards site on Tuesday, May 1. 

Local jazz communities have already made their nominations for 2018 Jazz Heroes, Advocates, altruists, activists, aiders and abettors of jazz who have had significant local impact.  Jazz Hero honorees will be announced in early April.